2012 The Bertha Scholarship for MBA Students at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, Africa

The Bertha Scholarship is a competitive scholarship for the full time MBA at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business for those candidates who are working on market-based and business solutions to social and environmental challenges in emerging markets, and in particular in Africa. The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides full scholarships to cover tuition fees for up to five students every year for the MBA programme at the GSB. The scholarships have been established to reduce the financial burden of undertaking a MBA for those dedicated to working in or starting entrepreneurial ventures that tackle social or environmental problems.

The criteria used for selection of Bertha Scholars are: Candidates must be a resident of an African country Candidates must have started or worked in an entrepreneurial social or green venture, or have worked on developing base of pyramid or social business strategies in a corporation for at least 1 year Candidates must demonstrate a strong moral character, strong entrepreneurial drive, a track record of action, leadership qualities, traits of social activism and a commitment to the sustainable development of emerging economies Through the submission of an essay, candidates must show how the MBA at this stage in their career will help to accelerate their impact and how it will contribute to the wider creation of value for society Candidates must demonstrate some need for the scholarship, through either previous work experience, personal background or demonstrated commitment to start a social venture, which make self-funding the MBA a significant burden.

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